Birchbox/ Jouer event in review

This Saturday my friend Julia and I met up for brunch at Barbounia and continued on to the Birchbox/ Jouer event at A Startup Store. We sipped champagne and tested some Jouer cosmetics with mini makeovers. I’m slowly falling in love with the Jouer brand! Here are some of our favorite products from the testing session:
1.      Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer – This lip conditioner is slightly tinted pink but has practically no color. Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil give your lips a moisturized smooth texture that stays. 
2.      Jouer Crème Eyeshadow in Cashmere – This creamy eyeshadow instantly made it to my ‘must have’ list. Its texture is perfect for fingertip application – which is great on the run. The color is slightly shimmery, and looks wonderful on its own, or as a base for a daytime smoky eye.
3.      Jouer Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner in Fox – I do not wear liquid eyeliner. Let me repeat that: I.Do.Not.Wear.Liquid.Eyeliner. That said, I LOVE this product. It goes on clean and the color is a perfect charcoal tint. I’m totally making the switch from my eyepencil.
The coolest thing about Jouer’s products is that the compacts snap into one another, so you can mix and match your own palette. It’s like Legos for stylish adult women!  They also sell palettes already grouped together. This one is called Jouer Sunday Brunch Signature Palette, how appropriate!
All in all the day was a success! Do you have any Jouer products? Which ones are your favorites?

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Birchbox/Jouer Shopping Event

Good afternoon and happy New Year!
I wanted to take a quick moment to share a Birchbox event that I am attending this weekend. Birchbox and Jouer Cosmetics are joining forces for some post-holiday celebration this Saturday in Chelsea. The event promises “bubbly and treats,” accompanied by mini-makeovers and special gifts with purchase. 

Let me tell you, in-store events are one of my absolute favorite highlights of NYC. Sure, you can find them all over the place, but in no other city do you “stumble” upon as many, as frequently. My lust for social shopping aside, I’ve received two different Jouer samples in past monthly Birchboxes, and I loved them both! I can’t wait to go try more goodies and sip some bubbly with my friends. I hope you’ll join me!  
Here is more info from the registration page:
Birchbox and Jouer invite you for an afternoon of indulgence: 
   Saturday, January 7th
   2-5pm
   A Startup Store
   144 10th Avenue (at 19th street)
Want to know more about A Startup Store? Check out this article from DailyCandy.

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Saturday: Halloween Dog Parade

It’s well known in NYC that humans aren’t the only creatures who get all dolled up for Halloween. For the past 20 years, puppies have been strutting their stuff at the annual Tomkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.

Fluffy puppy costume party? Oh hell yes. The 21st annual parade takes place this Saturday from noon to three at Tompkins Square Park (9th Street between avenues A and B).

I know you’re all anxious to see the cuteness right this moment, so here are some favorites from last year’s parade:

All hail the queen

Fantastic Mr. Fox was definitely my favorite
Do you think dying your puppy’s
hair is going too far?
All together now, “Awwww!”
Me with my best friend Ali at the parade
(All photos courtesy of Ali)